Partner Announcement

Wonder + Wander Photo Challenge

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Enter for your chance to win an annual national parks pass

This summer, Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque premier partner Union Pacific Railroad and the National Park Foundation invite you to recreate a vintage park photo as part of the Wonder + Wander Photo Challenge, highlighting the timelessness of adventures enjoyed in America’s national parks.

You can enter and learn more about the Wonder + Wander Photo Challenge by visiting the website,

How to Get Started

Choose a vintage shot.

Go through old family photos to find one from the past to recreate. Not able to find any, or maybe you’re new to national park excursions? Not a problem! We’ve gathered a collection of our favorite national park photos from the past 100 years to use as inspiration.

Decide where you’re headed.

If you’re able to visit the same park as in your vintage photo, awesome! If not, consider finding a similar one. Each park is unique and there are many lesser-known parks that offer similar experiences and settings. The contest runs from May 22 through September 2, 2019, giving you plenty of time to plan and capture your photo entries.

Start planning for your trip.

Planning makes all the difference. Be sure to check park hours, entrance fees, where to stay and other basic information you’ll need before heading out.

Enjoy your visit and capture your memories.

Enjoy your trip and make memories both on and off camera with your loved ones. Remember to experience the parks safely and responsibly—your photos should depict responsible national park behavior and activities.

Create your Wonder + Wander photo submission.

Once you’re home, head over to the Wonder + Wander Photo Challenge page to enter the contest. Select a vintage park photo from a prepopulated gallery or upload your own and pair it with your modern-day recreation. The website will combine the “then” and “now” pictures into a stitched image that will be entered for a chance to win an America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass!

You can submit one picture per entry period. If additional entries are submitted, only the first entry received will be eligible. There are four contest periods:

  • First contest period: May 22, 2019—May 31, 2019
  • Second contest period: June 1, 2019—June 30, 2019
  • Third contest period: July 1, 2019—July 31, 2019
  • Fourth contest period: August 1, 2019—September 2, 2019

Check out the video below to learn more about the Wonder + Wander Photo Challenge.


ACE volunteer restoring trail at Wupatki Citadel Ruin
Photo credit: Dawn Kish
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